Malloy signs 1 budget fix and then asks for another

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (WTNH / Joe Sferazza)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a budget fix into law, but says he still has problems with the two-year bipartisan agreement reached by lawmakers without him.

The Democrat on Tuesday requested the General Assembly “take action to correct a significant flaw” when lawmakers next convene.

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Malloy says it’s inappropriate for the Children’s Health Initiative to be financed by an assessment on the state’s insurance industry. The $2.9 million initiative funds various services, from child sexual abuse programs to lead poisoning prevention.

It’s unclear whether the legislature will meet again before the next regular session opens in February.

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Democratic Senate President Martin Looney says he’s unsure if a special session is necessary, despite demands by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides to restore cuts Malloy made to municipal aid.

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